Growing Orchards ... Nurturing Community .... COPSE is social enterprise set up to engage with other community organisations and landowners to create and enhance community and traditional orchards in the South East.
A knobby russett planted in January, was caged by the gardeners to protect the tree's stem from deer, rabbits and mowing. However, this makes it very hard to manage the tree, with branches growing through the chicken wire. The cage was pealed away, down to the lowest branch, to set the tree free!
Posted by Gareth
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.